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Griffin Reflects on the Legacy of Coach Frank Broyles

August 14, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin mourned the passing of legendary Arkansas coach and athletic director Frank Broyles with the following statement:

"Arkansas lost a legend today, and my thoughts and prayers are with the Broyles family during this difficult time. I first met Coach Broyles in 2005 when he was raising money for Alzheimer's research, and over the years I had the honor of spending some limited but meaningful time with him. He was the consummate gentleman and kind. Coach Broyles was a visionary, a leader, a champion, and a tireless fighter for Alzheimer's research. His imprint on Arkansas is deep, wide, and indelible."

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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